Ten years ago, when RootsAction.org was created to advance progressive politics online without fear or favor, various disastrous global trends (climate collapse, militarization, wealth concentration) were less advanced, but progressive activists in the United States lacked the proven tool for success that RootsAction has become, both for changing public policy and for shifting public discourse.
Ten years ago, progressive steps in Congress and state governments were far less common. The death penalty wasn’t on the way out. Automatic voter registration wasn’t on the way in. Talk of a Green New Deal was rare. Even progressive groups didn’t talk much about moving money from police and the military to human and environmental needs 10 years ago, apart from RootsAction.
As of April 4, 2021, RootsAction has been at work for 10 years. The successes we’ve led the way on